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  •  We have to FIGHT! (none)
    We have to fight, and we have to start now.

    We've got win hearts and minds, and fast.

    These state amendments sting.  They're attacks on gays and their children, and it's awful and sickening.

    But we can't sit around and complain, we've got to take action.  And fast.  If we don't, these state amendments won't matter, because they'll push a federal amendment through and gays will permanently be second-class citizens.

    We have to win support for marriage all across the country.

    At the beginning of this year, only about 40% of the country supported marriage or civil unions for gays.  Exit polls yesterday found support at 60%!  That's huge.  We picked up 20% in about 10 months!

    Now the problem is that only 25% of the population supports "marriage."  Everyone says civil unions are a nice first step.  And they are, but if we don't win supporters for "marriage" then these amendments will continue to proposed and passed.

    We've got to convert "civil unions" people to "marriage" people.  We've got to convert "no recognition" people to civil unions people.  And keep working our way up the ladder.

    50% of Bush voters and 20% of Kerry voters yesterday don't support marriage or civil unions.  They're the people who will be flooding Congress with calls and letters next year or the year after that demanding a federal anti-gay amendment unless we win them over.  And we have to start now.

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